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  1. If you ever make it to Chicago I would be honored to have you visit her.  It was the encouragement you gave me at your cutter class in Buffalo that instilled in me the confidence to proceed on this journey.  I can never thank you enough.

    1. druxey


      Dear Toni,


      I apologize for the delay in responding. We are a tad disorganized: we moved this past week and weekend. Thank you so much for your kind note. I'm delighted that you decided to embark on the multi-year journey to build your Swan. And I'm even more delighted that you were successful in completing her! It's amazing how many varied skills one needs in order to complete such a complex model. I'm sure you are very proud of your achievement, and rightly so.


      Were we to be in Chicago, I'd love to have the opportunity of seeing Atalanta in person.  Models always give such a different impression than in photographs. Thank you so much for the invitation. 


      So, the big question: what is next?


      Cheers and thanks,




    2. tlevine


      I am working on a project for the the Guild which will take most of my time for the next several months.  When I attended the lofting program I brought RMG plans for a clinker-built cutter named Swallow.  I am trying to teach myself some rudimentary CAD and will be developing plans for her.  Because the planking is the beauty of the model, I will build her POB.  That should same me about 2 years.

    3. druxey


      Ha! Swallow of 1745, 1795, or 1812? BTW, were you to fully frame her, I found that my second and subsequent models went much faster than the first one. Experience counts! 

      Please feel free to use my regular e-address to communicate.




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